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  • robbiegrobbieg Posts: 326
    Does the Premium package add a lot to the CTS AWD?

    Right now, I think the 2008 CTS and the 2008 G35X are good buys used. What do you think? Basically a lot of car for the money. Still have a little warranty left.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    edited December 2011
    The platinum adds just $750. A performance package adds $1500, though.

    Oh, wait, sorry, that's the STS.

    CTS adds nothing for premium. You get a DEDUCT for not having leather. Moonroof adds $650, 18" wheels adds $550, and Nav adds $700.

    AWD is a $900 add.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Would appreciate a wholesale value on the following:

    55,000 miles
    Blue exterior
    DVD player, sunroof, NO nav
    very good condition, tires less than 4 months old
    All maintenance up to date
    Southeast Louisiana

    Thanks for your help!
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    Wow. You can still buy a Cadillac without leather? I'm stunned.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,078
    I believe the base models, like BMW and Mercedes, come with a very convincing synthetic leather, otherwise known as vinyl. My 3-series had it, it never bothered me, and nobody else seemed to notice or care. That's one part of the "premium package" I can live without!
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,400
    We leased a 2007 BMW X3 with leatherette for 3 years. It held up beautifully after 46,000 miles. Kid's milk spills, no problem. Wife's water breaks on the passenger seat, no problem.

    It does tend to get hot easier as it doesn't breathe like leather does. Just to give an example; if we left the X3 parked outside in the sunlight when it was say 55-60 degrees out, my wife would turn the AC on when she got in the car.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    For the most part I am just as happy or happier with nice cloth seats but will admit the leather ones in the Solara are kind of changing my mind....

    For some reason I find those lightly used Caddies intriguing.....
  • pblx3pblx3 Posts: 3
    Hi - I would appreciate info on the trade in value of this suv

    Location: DC Metro
    2009 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD
    Mileage: 26750
    Color: Black/light gray leather
    Major Options:
    rear entertainment system
    remote start
    tow pkg
    Overall Good
    A few minor dings
    All maintenance done when due and up to date
    Tires - Of the 5 tires (including full size spare) - 2 are new tires, 1 needs to be replaced, others normal wear.
    Other: rear door on drivers side replaced due to damage (pole in garage - ugh!)

    Thanks much!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    Well, down there the FWD shouldn't hurt much. Probably looking at about $19k.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    oh boy. tough call with the previous damage. Is this on carfax? The quality of the repair is really going to affect the number.

    This has a moonroof, too, no? If yes, ..... well, good grief. My wild guess would be anywhere from $24k-$27k.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Would appreciate current wholesale on this one also:

    2010 Nissan Armada SE
    Mileage: 20,000
    Color: Grey Ext/Black Int
    Excellent condition, All maintenance at Nissan dealer
    Southeast Louisiana

  • lemmerlemmer Posts: 2,676
    edited December 2011
    Wife's water breaks on the passenger seat, no problem.
    Thanks for that tidbit.

    I think BMW's leatherette is superior to their leather.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • pblx3pblx3 Posts: 3
    Thanks for the quick reply! It does have a moonroof as well. Probably an obvious question, but can I check carfax to see if it is there? If it is - do you still think 24-27k is a reasonable range?

    Thanks again!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    of course you can check it. just go to their site, plug in the VIN, and pay the fee.

    Or you can just take it to trade and they'll pull it.

    As for reasonable range... again, its really something that needs to be inspected in person to know for sure. If it IS on carfax, the odds of getting a lower number are stronger. If it is NOT on carfax, then the quality of the repair is where the deal hinges.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 1,760
    Long Island, NY
    Loaded w everything except DVD
    Nice shape and shine but front and rear bumpers have marks
    Clean inside
    Tires and brakes both good, but not new
    Clean carfax
    Maintenance up to date

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    $10,500 ... might push up to $11k

    Add $650 for AWD
    Add $250 for Nav

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,154
    trying to estimate impact on miles.

    2005 gray over sand 325i. this one has a bit more miles on it (92K). premium/climate, AT, at a VW dealer. Looks super clean in picks.

    so nice car, but miles have to hurt. Is 10K all the money? Looking for 9,500? they are asking 10,995.

    the other one i am trying to get over to see is a 2003 like it with 88K on it listed at 9,995, but not planning to offer nearly that much!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • cadillacmikecadillacmike Posts: 543
    edited December 2011
    The rotors weren't replaced, just the pads. They had to replace them per CPO requirements.

    And they put 4 new tires on it as well.

    It brakes smooth and straight.

    It is a lease turn in.
  • cadillacmikecadillacmike Posts: 543
    edited December 2011

    You want to check those numbers again?? How can the one year NEWER car that had over 25K higher MSRP with 1/3 the miles be LESS.

    Did you mean 28K?? USAA pegged the value at 34K

    Original MSRP of the 2008 CTS was $49,575.
    Original MSRP of the 2009 STS was $75,610.
    It cannot be worth less than the CTS.
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